Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputy Camron Gentry was released from Reston Hospital today, 43 days after he was shot multiple times at the Walmart store in Sterling. Dep. Gentry, a three-year veteran with the LCSO, was attempting to take a shoplifting suspect into custody on January 2 when the suspect allegedly took out a gun and fired several rounds.
The suspect was captured after a manhunt that extended into the Chantilly area. Dep. Gentry was rushed to Reston Hospital where he underwent multiple surgeries for his injuries. A GoFundMe account has raised more than $117,000 to help the deputy in the days and months ahead. (You can see our previous coverage of the Walmart shooting here.) Today, he was finally released to continue his recovery and rehabilitation at home. Dozens of well wishers, including Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman, were on hand to greet him and lift his spirits.
“Dep. First Class Gentry continues to recover and is displaying the same bravery he took that night, as we were all once again reminded of the dangers of our chosen career, and nothing is ever routine,” said Chapman in a statement. Below is a video from the LCSO of Dep. Gentry leaving the hospital.